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Orientation FAQ's


You can reach us at or text us at 859-544-2070.

What is Orientation?

Orientation is your first official welcome to the "Campus Beautiful." During Online Orientation this summer, you will attend an interactive session 

Who needs to attend Orientation?

Any first time, full-time student in the fall who has already been admitted. If they are over 21 years of age or are transferring in more than 24 credit hours, Orientation is optional for them.

How does a student register for Orientation?

  • Go to
  • Click on the campus where you want to attend Orientation.
  • Follow the steps provided on that campus' page to register for Orientation.

What is the Summer Orientation schedule?

We will be offering in person and virtual options for Orientation this summer. The registration page will include links to both the in person and virtual dates. Select the date that works best for you.

How much is the Orientation fee and how do I pay it?

The Orientation fee is $50. After registering for Orientation, students will receive an email with a direct link and instructions on how to pay the fee. The Orientation fee should be paid 3 days before your scheduled date. 

How do I get my Fall schedule?

You will have a pre-advising survey emailed to you. Once you complete and return the survey, an academic advisor will create your schedule. Once your schedule has been created, you will be able to see it and confirm it. 

Can I make changes to my Fall schedule?

Yes, you will be able to make any changes needed to your schedule. We suggest you contact your advisor 

What if I want to change my Orientation session date?

Please email your request to

Do I have to attend Orientation?

YES. Orientation is required for all new incoming freshmen. If you are over 21 years of age or are transferring in more than 24 credit hours, Orientation is optional.

What happens if I am unable to attend any of the listed Orientation sessions?

If you are unable to attend any of the Orientation dates provided please contact us at

If I have questions about Financial Aid, Housing, etc, will I be able to ask those during Orientation?

Representatives from these departments and more will be available during the day at Orientation to answer your questions.

Who should I contact if I need special accommodations?

Please contact us at with your requests.

Is there a deadline to register for Orientation?

There is not a deadline to register for Orientation; however, we do encourage students to register for a session as soon as possible as dates do fill up.

What if I am taking classes in the summer?

Orientation is offered throughout the entire summer. If you are taking classes during the summer and do not see a day that works with your schedule, please email

What are updated policies for visiting campus? 

The health and wellbeing of EKU students, campus guests, faculty and staff is our primary concern. The university is following the most current CDC guidelines in conjunction with the Governor’s recommendations and the direction of the Madison County Health Department.   

Please help us stay healthy at EKU by adhering to the following on your campus visit:

  • Practice social distancing.  Remain 6 feet apart from other families and staff whenever possible.
  • Wear a mask or face covering.  Please let us know in advance if you are unable to do so due to serious health or safety concerns.
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Reschedule your Orientation if you are or have felt sick in the 24 hours before your scheduled date.
  • Do not gather in common areas.
  • Observe signage regarding foot traffic patterns and maximum occupancy.
  • You can only have TWO individuals per registration (one registrant and one guest)


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